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You Review: The Ecliptic – Benjamin Wood

Reviewed by Şirin Tugbay As I set out to reading The Ecliptic by Benjamin Wood, I knew only a few things; that the book had a connection to Istanbul and that it was about “obsession and creativity”. Being part of my …

Go Set a Watchman (US edition) - Harper Lee

You Review: Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee

Reviewed by Marianne van der Wel This is a book about a young woman asserting, and finding, her independence in a time and place where it is not yet wanted. Right from the start Jean Louise is fighting to be …


You Review: The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty – Vendela Vida

Reviewed by Anouschka van Leeuwen Forgive me for never having heard of Vendela Vida! After some searching I found out she has already written three other well-received novels, and is married to none other than Dave Eggers. The Diver’s Clothes …

Sketcher - Roland Watson-Grant

Staff Review: Sketcher – Roland Watson-Grant

Reviewed by Nyjolene This book is amazing, and that’s an understatement. I picked it up on a whim, didn’t read the back, had no clue who the author was, so all I went on was the cover. A crafty-looking kid …

Migratory Animals - Mary Helen Specht

You Review: Migratory Animals – Mary Helen Specht

Reviewed by Esmée de Heer Migratory Animals is Mary Helen Specht‘s first novel and it’s a big one. She tackles difficult subjects like Huntington’s disease and mental illness, but also emigrating, friends versus family and the disappointment of our current …